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The German state of Silesia is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Kircher. In the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The ancient dukedom of Silesia derived its name from the Germanic tribe named the Silingers, who occupied Silesia between the 2nd and the 6th centuries.

Kircher Early Origins



The surname Kircher was first found in Silesia, where the family became noted for its many branches within the region, many houses acquiring a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. In their later history some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of the nation. The mediaeval form of the name, "Kirchherr," meant literally "priest" or "servant of the church." The word "Kirchner" is still used in this way today in certain parts of Thuringia.

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Kircher Spelling Variations


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Kircher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kirchner, Circhner, Kirchener, Kerchner, Cerchner, Kirckner, Kerkner, Kerckner, Kercher, Kirchen, Kircher and many more.

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Kircher Early History


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Kircher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kircher research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1592, 1657, 1731, 1601 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Kircher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kircher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kircher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Kircher were Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680), known as Father Kircher, who was a Jesuit priest famous across Europe for his great...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kircher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kircher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Adam Kircher arrived in Philadelphia in 1741
  • Johan Adam Kircher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Catharina Kircher, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Wilhelm Kircher, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764

Kircher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Kircher, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Johannes Kircher, who arrived in America in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kircher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kircher (post 1700)



  • Alton S. "Al" Kircher (1910-2004), American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach
  • Michael Andrew Kircher (1897-1972), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Ted Kircher, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Austin, Texas, 1997
  • Samuel W. Kircher (1890-1937), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Bay County 2nd District, 1937
  • Mrs. Samuel Kircher, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Bay County 2nd District, 1938
  • John Kircher, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 20th District, 1900, 1902; Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1908, 1912
  • Fred L. Kircher (1891-1960), American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Lansing, Michigan, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1941; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1939-46
  • Dudley Kircher (1935-2000), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 3rd District, 1978
  • Knut Kircher (b. 1969), German football referee
  • Armin Kircher (1966-2015), Austrian composer and conductor
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    11. ...

    The Kircher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kircher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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